U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Idaho
(208) 334-1211
June 23, 2014

Doctor Indicted for Controlled Substance Delivery

COEUR D’ALENE—Dr. Rafael Beier, 60, of Kingston, Idaho, pleaded not guilty on June 20, 2014, to a grand jury indictment charging him with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. Beier was arrested on Thursday, June 19, at his place of business. A trial is set for August 29, 2014. Beier remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing scheduled for June 25, 2014.

The charge of distributing a controlled substance is punishable by up to twenty years in prison, a maximum fine of $1,000,000.00 and at least three years of supervised release.

An indictment is a means of charging a person with criminal activity. It is not evidence. The person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Anyone with information regarding Dr. Beier is asked to call the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at 208-664-5128.

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